Mac 4770 P0wer to the People ! now let's see that ROM !!!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MacVidCards, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. MacVidCards Suspended

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    As conventional wisdom is 4870=5770, did we finally get a decent video card for all Macs?

    ATI has always (so far) supported UBC, which would mean all the way back to 2006 Mac pros.

    Would be a wonderful thing.

    Need to see that rom.
     
  2. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    5770 equal to a 4870, and doesn't need power feeds? Wow, I'm actually impressed for once, and great news for the older Mac Pro owners.

    Though to be fair I'm waiting for the 5870 to hit Apple's retail....
     
  3. MacVidCards thread starter Suspended

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    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5770-review-test/14

    Check those numbers !!!

    While Apple's assertion that new base card outscores old high end only applies to ATI, still some might nice specs.

    Don't think we have ever seen such a jump from base cards. 2600XT to 5770 is a LEAP.

    Can't wait for ROMs and drivers !!!
     
  4. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Pretty damn good - 4870 1GB scores the same as the 5770 1GB. This should also mean it's slightly faster than my stock Apple 4870 512MB. Lovely upgrade really, and far better than the awful GT120 or 2600XT.
     
  5. MacVidCards thread starter Suspended

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    Yes, for once we have a decent card as base.

    A new thing. Let's hope they continue.

    I'm going to get a 5770 to start fiddling.

    My guess is that new Pro's will have their own "special" OS disk which will have complete drivers, as I doubt 10.6.5 will be out in time.

    Although...."August" can mean another 30 days.
     
  6. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    Plus, 5770 runs cooler and draws less power (about 50%) and it has nice OC abilities from what I've read.
     

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